At least four dead and three in critical condition after two helicopters collide near Sea World theme park in Australia | The Sun

AT least four people are dead after two helicopters crashed this morning.

Two more are in a critical condition and emergency services have attended 13 people in total following the mid-air collision.



One of the helicopters managed to land successfully after it is said to have clipped the other one near a Sea World resort in the Gold Coast, Australia.

The fatalities are thought to have been occupants of the other. Both choppers seem to belong to the theme park.

Pictures showed one of them was completely wrecked in the crash, while the other had its front destroyed.

Witness Emma Burch told the Gold Coast Bulletin the accident appeared to occur when one chopper was taking off and as the other landed.

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She said: "They clipped each other. Massive bang heard right through the Broadwater tourist park then the swooshing as the one that lost control hit the water and broke apart.

“It’s just awful. Everyone is in shock.”

Queensland Police tweeted: "Seaworld Drive in Main Beach has been closed off due to a helicopter crash. Motorists and pedestrians are urged to avoid the area."


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